One of the most successful bowlers in the history of Indian first class cricket, Ashok Dinda, bids adieu to all formats of competitive cricket. The Bengal fast bowler announced his retirement on Tuesday, 2nd of February.
While Dinda had an absolutely outstanding career in the domestic circuit, things did not quite work for him in international cricket. He didn’t have an ideal debut as he finished with the figures of 1/34 from three overs in his debut in 2009 against Sri Lanka. He made his ODI debut five months later against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, where he went wicketless for 49 runs in 7.2 overs.
Ashok Dinda was Bengal’s second most successful bowler after Utpal Chatterjee, with 420 first-class wickets in just 116 outings. The paceman has under his belt, 151 and 146 scalps in 98 List-A games and 144 T20s, respectively.
Dinda played for Bengal most of his career but owing to a feud with a support staff, the 36-year old moved to player for Goa last season.
Interacting with the News Media in Kolkata, Dinda thanked the BCCI and some players who supported in his successful career.
“Playing for India is everybody’s aim, I played for Bengal that’s why I got the chance to represent India. I thank the BCCI for giving me an opportunity to play for India. Senior players like Deep Das Gupta, Rohan Gavaskar guided me when I played for Bengal. I got the support every time I picked a wicket,” Dinda said as quoted by Hindustan Times.